Election Day: Tuesday is last chance to vote for Aspen mayor, city council

City Hall open until 7 p.m. to drop off ballot or use voting booth

Registered Aspen voters can cast their ballots in the municipal elections from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Voters can either drop off their ballots or vote the traditional way at City Council Chambers, which is located in the basement of City Hall at 130 S. Galena St. Traditional voters must bring their identification to be eligible to cast their ballots.

The mayor's race pits two-term incumbent Steve Skadron against challenger Lee Mulcahy. City Council members Art Daily and Ann Mullins also are up for re-election. They are being contested by Ward Hauenstein, Skippy Mesirow, Sue Tatem and Torre.

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Letter to the Editor - Kimbo Brown-Schiratto

Mesirow leads by example

I am writing today to wholeheartedly endorse Skippy Mesirow for Aspen City Council. I have recently moved to downtown Aspen after being in the valley for over 10 years and am excited to finally be able to cast my vote in the community that I value so highly.

Skippy has started, led and continued to be involved in a number of community organizations that are truly helping people either stay here or thrive here. I have worked with him on a couple of these projects, and here are the reasons I trust him to lead our town:

• He's arguably sat in more council meetings since moving here than a couple current council members.

• He was part of the original Next Generation advisory team and has led the commission thoughtfully for the past three years, encouraging diplomacy on every issue.

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Letter to the Editor - Lee Sehestedt

Mesirow will represent Aspen well

I would like to offer my support of and recommendation for Mr. Skippy Mesirow. His experience, professionalism, sense of community and ability to communicate effectively will prove to be a great assets to the city of Aspen. After years of knowing and working with Skippy, I've experienced his unparalleled work ethic and know he refuses to quit until every last detail is accounted for.

I can remember working alongside Skippy during the Aspen Ideas Festival and several other Aspen Institute events. He always had an answer or knew where to turn if I needed something. In many ways he helped set the precedent under which I operated while working for the Aspen Institute.

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Letter to the Editor - Danielle Elkan

Mesirow a man of the Aspen people

Skippy "Ski-Poles" Mesirow is great for the town of Aspen and the surrounding Roaring Fork Valley. I have watched Skippy grow as a man and friend since he was 18. We have left the country together five times. I know this remarkable person. He is highly intelligent, motivated, charismatic and eager to learn.

"Skipples" constantly amazes me. He graduated early from the University of Colorado while being a student-athlete. Since then, he initiated and developed one of the most progressive media platforms in recent history, real world reporting. He also has infiltrated the Aspen council and is giving a voice to the forgotten members of our community.

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Letter to the Editor - Michael Rees

Put Skippy on council

I am writing to express my utmost support for Skippy Mesirow in the City Council election. In the few years I've lived in Aspen, I have yet to meet anyone more committed to serving the city of Aspen than Skippy. Even before getting to know Skippy, his engagement in town was evident, from the Science Center to the Planning and Zoning Commission to Aspen Entrepreneurs.

In December 2015, I was elected to the Next Gen Commission which Skippy chaired at the time. Since then, I have worked closely with him on a number of initiatives and have seen firsthand the quality and thoroughness of his work. As chair, he was a true leader and was able to keep us motivated, organized and focused. Finally, I'm confident in Skippy's ability to listen to the many opposing voices on Aspen to make thoughtful and transparent decisions.

Mike Rees


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